Change #1: The Bar
We've been open almost a year so we decided it was time to put in a bar. We'll be able to offer our guests espresso and tea as well as harder stuff after 5. Or during lunch hour. This will give you a chance to use Sean's amazing glasses and see for yourself the difference they make. The bar will also make it easier for us to host parties (including the huge one for our one year anniversary). And did I mention I always wanted a bar.
Change #2: The Neon
We will have rotating neon shows in the transom above the front door. This will allow us to highlight an art that is often disregarded as signage. The talent we're bringing in will change your mind about neon.
Change #3: The Video
Every First Friday a different video artist work will be projected onto the front of the building. If you can't see why that's cool then I think you have bigger things to worry about then the changes at Hudson Beach Glass.
Jenna, with the help of the Beacon Hudson Beach Glass experts, is building us a new Glory Hole. What's a Glory Hole? A Glory Hole is a furnace that is used for reheating the glass while a piece is being made.
Change #2: The Garage
Jenna is also building us a garage which is basically a small oven where pieces can be kept warm until the artist is ready to attach them. Combined with our new glory hole the garage is going to let our glass artist make much more complicated work.
Change #3: The Annealing Oven
Sean is building himself a bigger and better annealing oven. That's where the glass goes to cool down over night. Sean's been working with a tiny one for the last couple of months. His new one is big, has a sliding door, and shelves. We are very excited. Fine, I'm excited. Sean says I'm over-reacting.